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Chi-Raq – 9/20

Posted by anna_feder August 20, 2016 Comments are off 26 views

Tuesday, September 20th Directed by Spike Lee, drama, 127 minutes, USA, 2015 A modern-day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago. The girlfriend (Teyonah Parris) of a Chicago gang leader (Nick Cannon) persuades other frustrated women to abstain from sex until their men agree to […]

Where to Invade Next – 10/6

Posted by anna_feder August 16, 2016 Comments are off 21 views

Co-presented with the UMass Boston Film Series Thursday, October 6th Directed by Michael Moore, documentary, USA, 120 minutes, 2016 To show what the USA can learn from rest of the world, director Michael Moore playfully visits various nations in Europe and Africa as a one-man “invader” to take their ideas and practices for America. Whether […]

Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You – 10/11

Posted by anna_feder August 15, 2016 Comments are off 26 views

Tuesday, October 11th Directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, documentary, 91 minutes, USA, 2016 Arguably the most influential creator, writer, and producer in the history of television, Norman Lear brought primetime into step with the times. Using comedy and indelible characters, his legendary 1970s shows such as All in the Family, Maude, Good Times, and […]

Weiner – 10/13

Posted by anna_feder August 14, 2016 Comments are off 17 views

Thursday, October 13th Directed by Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg, documentary, 96 minutes, USA, 2016 This behind-the-scenes documentary follows former congressman Anthony Weiner as he runs for mayor of New York City in 2013. During the campaign, he becomes embroiled in a second widely publicized sexting scandal, which ultimately derails his once-promising political career. Discussion […]

Good Luck Soup – 10/18

Posted by anna_feder August 13, 2016 Comments are off 15 views

Co-presented with the Boston Asian American Film Festival Tuesday, October 18th Directed by Matthew Hashiguchi, documentary, 70 minutes, USA, 2016 After years of rejecting his Japanese heritage, filmmaker Matthew Hashiguchi sets out on a humorous yet insightful journey to discover if his joyful grandmother and other family members also struggled with their Japanese American identities, […]

The Occupation of the American Mind – 10/25

Posted by anna_feder August 11, 2016 Comments are off 26 views

Co-presented with the Boston Palestine Film Festival Tuesday, October 25th Directed by Loretta Alper and Jeremy Earp, documentary, 82 minutes USA, 2016 Israel’s ongoing military occupation of Palestinian territory and repeated invasions of the Gaza Strip have triggered a fierce backlash against Israeli policies virtually everywhere in the world—except the United States. The Occupation of […]

Trapped – 11/1

Posted by anna_feder August 10, 2016 Comments are off 8 views

Tuesday, November 1st Directed by Dawn Porter, documentary, 90 minutes, USA, 2016 From 2011 to 2013, hundreds of regulations were passed restricting access to abortion in America. Reproductive rights advocates refer to these as “TRAP” laws, or Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers. While these laws have been enacted in 11 states, Southern clinics in particular […]

Best and Most Beautiful Things – 11/3

Posted by anna_feder August 9, 2016 Comments are off 20 views

Co-presented with the UMass Boston Film Series Thursday, November 3rd Directed by Garrett Zevgetis, documentary, 90 minutes, USA, 2016 In a celebration of outcasts, a precocious young blind woman vanishes into quirky obsessions and isolation. With humor and bold curiosity, she chases love and freedom in the most unexpected of places: a provocative fringe community. […]

Real Boy – 11/8

Posted by anna_feder August 8, 2016 Comments are off 14 views

Co-presented with EAGLE and the Office of Student Life as part of Trans Awareness Week Tuesday, November 8th Directed by Shaleece Haas, documentary, 82 minutes, USA, 2016 Real Boy is the coming-of-age story of Bennett Wallace, a transgender teenager on a journey to find his voice—as a musician, a friend, a son, and a man. […]

Do Not Resist – 12/6

Posted by anna_feder August 3, 2016 Comments are off 12 views

Tuesday, December 6th Directed by Craig Atkinson, documentary, 70 minutes, USA, 2016 Do Not Resist is an urgent and powerful exploration of the rapid militarization of the police in the United States. Opening with shocking on-the-scene footage in Ferguson, Missouri, the film then broadens its scope to present scenes from across the country—a conference presentation […]

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